Nelson is not only one of the sunniest regions in New Zealand, it’s also home to some incredibly talented artisan makers and family businesses.
Blackenbrook, a 20ha boutique operation in the Moutere sub-region of this picturesque part of the country, is owned and operated by the Schwarzenbach family, producing seven varieties of premium New Zealand wine.
We understand, trying new wines at special occasions can be somewhat daunting, especially if your guests love their vino.
We challenge you to mix it up a bit this Christmas with these 5 Must-Sip Wines that will not only please your guests’ palate but also encourage you to explore new varietals and styles this summer.
Spencer Hill Reserve Fumé Sauvignon Blanc
Time to explore, get adventurous and see new sights. This wine offers a new take on the emblematic Sauvignon Blanc.
So venture a bit to the region of Nelson for this lightly oaked, honey laced Sauvignon Blanc that is in full bloom. Tropical with vanilla and honey and that distinct Sauv Blanc nose, this will be sure to please all Savvy lovers on your list.
The holidays are all about giving, so not only can you give a bottle of this from wine away you can also support a small local winery from the Patutahi Plateau in Gisborne who is fairly new to the game.
Soft and delicate, from the colour to the label on the bottle, this 100% Merlot Rosé entices you to branch out, and try a little bit pinkly different.
Pied Stilt Vineyard is located in one of New Zealand’s most picturesque regions on the Lower Moutere Plains near Motueka, about 45 minutes drive from Nelson. This 12ha slice of paradise is the heart of a small family operation that successfully took the leap from being a contract grower to producing their own range of wines. Read More